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Bear Necessities New Student Orientation

Welcome "New Morganites!"

We are excited to provide you with detailed information in reference to summer orientation for incoming fall 2024 freshmen. The Bear Necessities New Student Orientation is mandatory for all incoming freshmen (except CASA and transfer students).

Are you interested in joining us for the Fall 2024 semester? Register through the "Self Service" tab using the button below.

Here are instructions on how to register for Bear Necessities NSO. If you need help with your login credentials, please visit

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Registration Extended Deadline: June 14, 2024

$300 USD registration fee (non-refundable) for students who register online before June 14, 2024. 

* Virtual Orientation is available to incoming out-of-state students in absolute need.

    Late fees may be charged to students who register or change their original NSO session after June 14, 2024.

    **MANDATORY for all first-time, full-time freshmen**

    *There is a SEPARATE Fee for housing. Please contact the Office of Residence Life & Housing (ORLH) for more information. 

    The Office of Residence Life & Housing will officially activate the New Student waitlist on Friday, June 14, 2024, at 5pm. As we anticipate a limited number of additional spaces becoming available, we strongly encourage you to submit your New Student waitlist application as soon as possible. Students on the waitlist are not guaranteed to receive a housing assignment.

    The orientation will be a three-day and two-night in-person experience. Students may choose one of these dates: 

    • June 24 - 26  (Full to Capacity)
    • June 28 - 30  (Full to Capacity)
    • July 7 - 9  (Full to Capacity)
    • July 11 - 13 (Full to Capacity)
    • July 15 - 17 (Full to Capacity)
    • July 20 - 22
    • Virtual


    All orientation sessions are mandatory for incoming students attending Bear Necessities NSO. Each session contains important information to prepare our incoming students for the fall semester

    Registration (Day 1)

    TIME 8:00am-10:00am EVENT / LOCATION Check in with Residence Life
    TIME 10:00am-11:00am EVENT / LOCATION Opening Session/Program Agenda
    TIME 1!:00am-1:00pm EVENT / LOCATION Session 1
    • Parents 411
    • Group 1: Advising & Course Registration
    • Group 2: Administration
    • Group 3: Peer Mentors
    TIME 1:00pm-2:15pm EVENT / LOCATION Lunch (All Groups)
    TIME 2:30pm-4:30pm EVENT / LOCATION Session 2
    • Group 1: Administration
    • Group 2: Peer Mentors
    • Group 3: Advising & Course Registration
    TIME 4:45pm-6:45pm EVENT / LOCATION Session 3
    • Group 1: Peer Mentors
    • Group 2: Advising & Course Registration
    • Group 3: Administration
    TIME 6:45pm-8:00pm EVENT / LOCATION Dinner
    TIME 8:15pm-10:00pm EVENT / LOCATION Mentor Magic

    Become Morgan (Day 2)

    TIME 7:30am-8:45am EVENT / LOCATION Breakfast
    TIME 9:00am-9:15am EVENT / LOCATION Program Agenda
    TIME 9:15am-10:30am EVENT / LOCATION Leveraging Resources - Bear Essentials, Counseling Services, Health Center, CCD, SSDS
    TIME 10:45am-12:00pm EVENT / LOCATION Peer Mentor Skits/Town Hall
    • Drug Safety
    • Dating and Consent
    • Balancing Social and Academic Life
    TIME 12:00pm-1:00pm EVENT / LOCATION Lunch
    TIME 1:15pm-3:00pm EVENT / LOCATION Session 1
    • Group 1: Blue Group: Campus Tour
    • Group 2: Orange Group: Morgan Spirit
    TIME 3:00pm-4:45pm EVENT / LOCATION Session 2
    • Group 1: Blue Group: Morgan Spirit
    • Group 2: Orange Group: Campus Tour
    TIME 4:45pm-6:45pm EVENT / LOCATION Dinner
    TIME 7:00pm-9:00pm EVENT / LOCATION Morgan's Got Talent

    The Climb Begins (Day 3)

    TIME 7:00am-9:15am EVENT / LOCATION Breakfast
    TIME 7:00am-9:00am EVENT / LOCATION Room Check-out
    TIME 9:30am-11:00am EVENT / LOCATION Closing Ceremony
    • Student Government Association / Student Life Reps
    • Alumni Speaker
    TIME 11:00am-12:00pm EVENT / LOCATION Necessities to Essentials (Action Items)
    TIME 12:00pm-1:00pm EVENT / LOCATION Lunch / Dismissal